Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today’s top headlines


Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for May 13, 2015.

North Korea uses anti-aircraft gun to execute defense chief

Intelligence from South Korea says that North Korea has executed its defense chief by putting him in front of an anti-aircraft gun at a firing range – reportedly for sleeping during an event attended by Kim Jong Un.

[Read more from Reuters]

Crashed Amtrak train was going twice speed limit

Preliminary data shows the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia Tuesday night was going 100 mph – twice the speed limit for the curve it was in. Seven people have been confirmed killed in the crash.

[Read more from CNN]

CEO's got a 16% pay raise last year and now make 373 times more than the avg worker:

— Richard L. Trumka (@RichardTrumka) May 13, 2015

CEOs earn 373 times amount of ordinary workers

CEOs listed on the AFL-CIO labor union pay database earned $13.5 million on average last year – 373 times more than the $36,000 per year paid to the average production and nonsupervisory worker. It's an increase of 16 percent from last year.

[Read more from USA Today]

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Man and woman, aged 55 and 62, found dead in their home

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Gov. Tim Walz

Walz: COVID-19 guidance for Christmas likely to be similar to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving featured a ban on social gatherings with non-household members.


Mall of America is offering a virtual Santa experience this year

People can virtually tour Santa's Candy Cane Institute.

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Annual guide to finding holiday lights displays in MN is released

More than 80 holiday displays are on this year's list.

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Duluth police officer charged in September shooting

The officer, who is a five-year veteran, is charged with two felonies.

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Enbridge gets final approval to start construction on Line 3 replacement

The project has attracted criticism from environmental and tribal groups.

Kirk Cousins

Is it a 4-team race for the final NFC playoff spot?

The key for Minnesota likely requires winning on the road against two top NFC teams.


Nov. 30 COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations reach new high mark

There are fewer than 100 staffed ICU beds available in Minnesota.